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Unified Communications

10–100 Companies
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72
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2016 Q4

1 + 1
Curators of Unified Communications
TNW , The Verge , TechCrunch , +1

Facebook adds Mentions and Reactions to group chats on Messenger

SiliconANGLE Media

RingCentral takes new swing at unifying all our communications - SiliconANGLE

ZDNet

Slack's CSO calls for industry-wide security transparency

Product Hunt

Drafted for Slack

TechCrunch

This Slack bot learns the answers to the questions your team is tired of hearing

Re/code

Slack is adding Square CFO Sarah Friar as its first independent board member

Strategy Funding
GeekWire

Inside look: How Slack, Google Hangouts, and Microsoft Teams stack up in enterprise messaging

The Verge , Business Insider , Bloomberg , +2

How Microsoft built its Slack competitor

VentureBeat

ProBeat: Slack is screwed

Ars Technica

What Slack is doing to our offices—and our minds

Acquisition
Comms Business

8×8 Brings Disparate Collaboration Together

Comms Business

Avaya Sells Networking Asset For $100m

Strategy People
SiliconANGLE Media

Avaya agrees to sell its networking business to Extreme Networks for $100M - SiliconANGLE

Strategy
ZDNet

Avaya sells networking business to Extreme Networks for $100 million

Strategy
GeekWire

Microsoft set to take on Slack with global release of workplace chat app ‘Teams’ next week

Comms Business

Avaya Launches Cloud Offering To The Mid-Market

Cloud Apps & Services
TechCrunch

Sortd for Slack launches with an organizational overlay for the popular messaging tool

BetaKit

Slack fixes bug that granted hackers access to accounts and messages

VentureBeat

Slack streamlines platform to give custom and shared apps the same API features

Acquisition
Comms Business

Pennine Acquires Co-Channel

Global Apps & Services